Coppin State Jahmon Taylor Makes Professional Debut

Former Coppin State baseball player Jahmon Taylor made his professional debut as he started on the mound Friday night for the Eastside Diamond Hoppers of the United States Professional Baseball League (USPBL), an independent league based in suburban Detroit.

Taking on the Utica Unicorns at Jimmy John’s Field, Taylor, a native of Altamonte Springs, Fla., tossed 3.1 scoreless innings while allowing just one hit and striking out one.  The 6-foot right hander also fielded his position well and made a pair of assists.

The Diamond Hoppers, who also received the services of former Eagles player Jack Kraft from 2017-18, were victorious, 7-5, with Taylor getting a no-decision.

One of the most decorated pitchers in Coppin State history, Taylor ranks second in school-history with 63 appearances and is one of just two Eagles to record over 200 strikeouts (207).  A Second Team All-MEAC performer as a junior in 2018, Taylor led the conference with a 2.66 ERA and 81 strikeouts in 71 innings of work.  His 2.66 ERA is a CSU single-season record.

As a senior, Taylor was named the Nation’s Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar of the Year for the sport of baseball and was also one of 30 candidates for the 2019 Senior CLASS Award.

Courtesy of Coppin State 

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